Optoma GT1080 vs Optoma HD26 vs Optoma HD28DSE
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Optoma GT1080

96

Overall Score

96

Overall Score

Optoma GT1080

$674.99
Our Verdict:
A staggeringly high contrast ratio and very popular moderate noise level 1080p data projector, with extremely low running costs and multiple awards
98
Reviews
633 Reviews + 4 Awards
99
Value for Money
Excellent
94
Features
Fully-Featured
98
Running Costs
$39 Over 5 Years
96
Overall Score
Excellent
31dB 1920 X 1080 (1080p) 25000:1 Yes Mar 2016
Noise Level Projector Native Resolution Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Noise Level 31dB
Projector Native Resolution 1920 X 1080 (1080p)
Contrast Ratio 25000:1
3D Yes
Release Date Mar 2016
Optoma HD26

96

Overall Score

96

Overall Score

Optoma HD26

$246.00
$423.99
Our Verdict:
A bargain price and extremely high contrast ratio moderate noise level 1080p projector, with astoundingly low running costs and marvellous features
97
Reviews
115 Reviews + 2 Awards
99
Value for Money
Excellent
94
Features
Fully-Featured
98
Running Costs
$39 Over 5 Years
96
Overall Score
Excellent
31dB 1920 X 1080 (1080p) 23000:1 Yes Aug 2014
Noise Level Projector Native Resolution Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Noise Level 31dB
Projector Native Resolution 1920 X 1080 (1080p)
Contrast Ratio 23000:1
3D Yes
Release Date Aug 2014
Optoma HD28DSE

89

Overall Score

89

Overall Score

Optoma HD28DSE

$500.00
$199.00
Our Verdict:
An amazingly economical to run and award winning moderate noise level 1080p data projector, with a very low price and an amazingly high 30000:1 contrast ratio
95
Reviews
31 Reviews + 3 Awards
91
Value for Money
Excellent
88
Features
Fully-Featured
96
Running Costs
$39 Over 5 Years
89
Overall Score
Excellent
34dB 1920 X 1080 (1080p) 30000:1 Yes Nov 2015
Noise Level Projector Native Resolution Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Noise Level 34dB
Projector Native Resolution 1920 X 1080 (1080p)
Contrast Ratio 30000:1
3D Yes
Release Date Nov 2015
Optoma GT1080

96

Overall Score

96

Overall Score

Optoma GT1080

$674.99
Our Verdict:
A staggeringly high contrast ratio and very popular moderate noise level 1080p data projector, with extremely low running costs and multiple awards
98
Reviews
633 Reviews + 4 Awards
99
Value for Money
Excellent
94
Features
Fully-Featured
98
Running Costs
$39 Over 5 Years
96
Overall Score
Excellent
31dB 1920 X 1080 (1080p) 25000:1 Yes Mar 2016
Noise Level Projector Native Resolution Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Noise Level 31dB
Projector Native Resolution 1920 X 1080 (1080p)
Contrast Ratio 25000:1
3D Yes
Release Date Mar 2016
Optoma HD26

96

Overall Score

96

Overall Score

Optoma HD26

$246.00
$423.99
Our Verdict:
A bargain price and extremely high contrast ratio moderate noise level 1080p projector, with astoundingly low running costs and marvellous features
97
Reviews
115 Reviews + 2 Awards
99
Value for Money
Excellent
94
Features
Fully-Featured
98
Running Costs
$39 Over 5 Years
96
Overall Score
Excellent
31dB 1920 X 1080 (1080p) 23000:1 Yes Aug 2014
Noise Level Projector Native Resolution Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Noise Level 31dB
Projector Native Resolution 1920 X 1080 (1080p)
Contrast Ratio 23000:1
3D Yes
Release Date Aug 2014
Optoma HD28DSE

89

Overall Score

89

Overall Score

Optoma HD28DSE

$500.00
$199.00
Our Verdict:
An amazingly economical to run and award winning moderate noise level 1080p data projector, with a very low price and an amazingly high 30000:1 contrast ratio
95
Reviews
31 Reviews + 3 Awards
91
Value for Money
Excellent
88
Features
Fully-Featured
96
Running Costs
$39 Over 5 Years
89
Overall Score
Excellent
34dB 1920 X 1080 (1080p) 30000:1 Yes Nov 2015
Noise Level Projector Native Resolution Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Noise Level 34dB
Projector Native Resolution 1920 X 1080 (1080p)
Contrast Ratio 30000:1
3D Yes
Release Date Nov 2015

Top Prices

Optoma GT1080 Optoma HD26 Optoma HD28DSE
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Optoma - 1080p DLP Gaming Projector - White GT1080
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$980.64
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$1,699.99
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$688.00
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$699.99
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$1,075.84
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Optoma GT1080 Full 3D 1080p 2800 Lumen DLP Gaming Projector with MHL
$699.00
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$749.00
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$749.00
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$764.34
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$775.04
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$858.26
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$995.04
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$1,587.20
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$246.00
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$669.99
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$699.00
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$888.00
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$500.00
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Reasons For

Optoma GT1080 Optoma HD26 Optoma HD28DSE
6 Reasons For
A Bit Quieter Noise Level
The Optoma GT1080 has a noise level of 31dB (as does the Optoma HD26), whereas the Optoma HD28DSE is a 34dB projector (3dB louder).

The noise level of the projector is the amount of noise that the projector makes (caused by the cooling fan inside the projector) when it is running.

A lower noise level means that the projector will be quieter when it is running. This means that you will be able to appreciate the quieter parts of films better without the background noise of the projector running.

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Longer Service Life of Lamp
Optoma GT1080 is 6,500h lamp service life. That's 1,500h longer than the Optoma HD26 (5,000h) and 2,500h longer than the Optoma HD28DSE (4,000h).

This indicates how long the lamp in the projector will last before it needs to be replaced, measured in hours.

A longer life lamp means you'll need to replace it far less frequently, saving you money.

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More Shops Are Selling it
A greater number of stores increases the price competition amongst retailers for this projector and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Two More Awards
The Optoma GT1080 has 4 awards, but the Optoma HD26 has 2 awards and the Optoma HD28DSE has 3 awards.
Expert Reviews Are Moderately Better
The average expert review score of the Optoma GT1080 is 77% based on 17 reviews, whereas the average rating of the Optoma HD26 is 73% (based on 10 reviews).
Better PC Mag Review Score
The Optoma GT1080 has a review score of 80% from PC Mag, but the Optoma HD26 only has a rating of 70% and the Optoma HD28DSE only has a rating of 70% from the same site.
6 Reasons For
10% Quieter Noise Level
The Optoma HD26 is a 31dB projector, and so does the Optoma GT1080. That's 3dB quieter than the Optoma HD28DSE (34dB).

The noise level of the projector is the amount of noise that the projector makes (caused by the cooling fan inside the projector) when it is running.

A lower noise level means that the projector will be quieter when it is running. This means that you will be able to appreciate the quieter parts of films better without the background noise of the projector running.

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Marginally Brighter Projector Brightness
The Optoma HD26 is a 3,200 ANSI lumens brightness projector, whereas the Optoma GT1080 and the Optoma HD28DSE are both only 3,000 ANSI lumens brightness projectors (200 ANSI lumens dimmer).

This is how bright the bulb in the projector is, measured in 'lumens'.

A brighter bulb means that the projector will be seen clearer, and can project to surfaces father away without appearing too dark.

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Cheaper by $254
The Optoma HD26 is $428.99 cheaper than the Optoma GT1080 and $254 cheaper than the Optoma HD28DSE.
A Little Better User Reviews
The Optoma HD26 has an average user review score of 92%, whereas the Optoma GT1080 has an average rating of 91% (based on 530 reviews) and the Optoma HD28DSE has an average rating of 81% (based on 15 reviews).
Better Techradar Review Score
Techradar's Optoma HD26 review gave it a score of 70%, but the Optoma GT1080 only has a rating of 60% and the Optoma HD28DSE only has a rating of 60% from the same site.
Better Audiovideohd.fr Review Score
The Optoma HD26 has a review score of 83% from Audiovideohd.fr, but the Optoma GT1080 only has a rating of 80% and the Optoma HD28DSE only has a rating of 60% from the same site.
2 Reasons For
10% Bigger Bulb Power
Optoma HD28DSE is 210W lamp power. That's 20W bigger than the Optoma GT1080 and the Optoma HD26 (190W).

This denotes how powerful the bulb in the projector is, measured in watts (W).

A more powerful bulb means that the projector will be seen clearer, and can project to surfaces father away without appearing too dark.

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Expert Reviews Are Marginally Better
Based on 15 reviews, the average expert review score of the Optoma HD28DSE is 77%, however the average rating of the Optoma HD26 is 73% (based on 10 reviews).

Reasons Against

Optoma GT1080 Optoma HD26 Optoma HD28DSE
6 Reasons Against
Dimmer Projector Brightness
The Optoma GT1080 is a 3,000 ANSI lumens brightness projector, and so does the Optoma HD28DSE. That's 200 ANSI lumens dimmer than the Optoma HD26 (3,200 ANSI lumens).

This is how bright the bulb in the projector is, measured in 'lumens'.

A brighter bulb means that the projector will be seen clearer, and can project to surfaces father away without appearing too dark.

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11% Smaller Bulb Power
The Optoma GT1080 has a bulb power of 190W, and so does the Optoma HD26. That's 20W smaller than the Optoma HD28DSE (210W).

This denotes how powerful the bulb in the projector is, measured in watts (W).

A more powerful bulb means that the projector will be seen clearer, and can project to surfaces father away without appearing too dark.

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$429 More Expensive
The Optoma GT1080 is more expensive than the Optoma HD26 by $429 and more expensive than the Optoma HD28DSE by $175.
Moderately Lower User Review Score
The average user rating of the Optoma GT1080 is 91%, whereas the average user rating of the Optoma HD26 is 92% (based on 80 reviews).
Worse Techradar Review Score
The Optoma GT1080 has only received a review score of 60% from Techradar, but the Optoma HD26 has a score of 70%.
Worse Audiovideohd.fr Review Score
The Optoma GT1080 has only received a review score of 80% from Audiovideohd.fr, but the Optoma HD26 has a score of 83%.
7 Reasons Against
11% Smaller Bulb Power
The Optoma HD26 has a bulb power of 190W (as does the Optoma GT1080), however the Optoma HD28DSE is a 210W lamp power projector (20W bigger).

This denotes how powerful the bulb in the projector is, measured in watts (W).

A more powerful bulb means that the projector will be seen clearer, and can project to surfaces father away without appearing too dark.

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A Lot Shorter Service Life of Lamp
Optoma HD26 is only 5,000h lamp service life, but the Optoma GT1080 is a 6,500h lamp service life projector (1,500h longer) and the Optoma HD28DSE is a 4,000h lamp service life projector (1,000h shorter).

This indicates how long the lamp in the projector will last before it needs to be replaced, measured in hours.

A longer life lamp means you'll need to replace it far less frequently, saving you money.

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Fewer Sellers
The Optoma HD26 is only stocked by 4 sellers, but the Optoma GT1080 is stocked by 17 sellers.
The fewer the number of sellers that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
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Older by Over One Year
The Optoma HD26 is 20 months older than the Optoma GT1080 and 16 months older than the Optoma HD28DSE.
Two Less Awards
The Optoma HD26 has only received 2 awards, but the Optoma GT1080 has received 4 awards and the Optoma HD28DSE has received 3 awards.
Expert Review Rating is a Little Worse
The average expert rating of the Optoma HD26 is only 73%, whereas the average expert rating of the Optoma GT1080 is 77% (based on 17 reviews) and the Optoma HD28DSE is 77% (based on 15 reviews).
Worse PC Mag Review Score
The Optoma HD26 has only received a review score of 70% from PC Mag, but the Optoma GT1080 has a score of 80%.
11 Reasons Against
3dB Louder Noise Level
The Optoma HD28DSE has a noise level of 34dB, however the Optoma GT1080 and the Optoma HD26 are both 31dB projectors (3dB quieter).

The noise level of the projector is the amount of noise that the projector makes (caused by the cooling fan inside the projector) when it is running.

A lower noise level means that the projector will be quieter when it is running. This means that you will be able to appreciate the quieter parts of films better without the background noise of the projector running.

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7% Dimmer Projector Brightness
The Optoma HD28DSE has a projector brightness of 3,000 ANSI lumens, and so does the Optoma GT1080. That's 200 ANSI lumens dimmer than the Optoma HD26 (3,200 ANSI lumens).

This is how bright the bulb in the projector is, measured in 'lumens'.

A brighter bulb means that the projector will be seen clearer, and can project to surfaces father away without appearing too dark.

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63% Shorter Service Life of Lamp
The Optoma HD28DSE is a 4,000h lamp service life projector. That's 2,500h shorter than the Optoma GT1080 (6,500h) and 1,000h shorter than the Optoma HD26 (5,000h).

This indicates how long the lamp in the projector will last before it needs to be replaced, measured in hours.

A longer life lamp means you'll need to replace it far less frequently, saving you money.

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$254 More Expensive
The Optoma HD28DSE is more expensive than the Optoma HD26 by $254.
Less Retailers
Only 2 stores sells the Optoma HD28DSE, whereas 17 shops sell the Optoma GT1080 and 4 stores sell the Optoma HD26.
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this projector and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
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Four Months Older
The Optoma HD28DSE is older than the Optoma GT1080 by four months.
Fewer Awards
Whilst the Optoma HD28DSE has received 3 awards, the Optoma GT1080 has received 4 awards.
Appreciably Lower User Review Score
The Optoma HD28DSE's average user rating is 81%, however the Optoma GT1080's is 91% (based on 530 reviews) and the Optoma HD26's is 92% (based on 80 reviews).
Worse PC Mag Review Score
The Optoma HD28DSE has only received a PC Mag review score of 70% , whereas the rating of the Optoma GT1080 was 80%.
Worse Techradar Review Score
Techradar only gave the Optoma HD28DSE a review score of 60%, whereas the rating of the Optoma HD26 was 70%.
Worse Audiovideohd.fr Review Score
Audiovideohd.fr only gave the Optoma HD28DSE a review score of 60%, whereas the rating of the Optoma GT1080 was 80% and the rating of the Optoma HD26 was 83%.

Reviews & Awards

Awards

The Optoma GT1080 has the most awards out of the three projectors with 4 awards. The Optoma HD28DSE has the second most awards with 3 awards. The Optoma HD26 has the third most awards with 2 awards. Compare all award winning projectors.
Optoma GT1080 Optoma HD26 Optoma HD28DSE
4 Awards Best
Expert Reviews: Recommended PC Mag: Editor's Choice projectorcentral.com: Highly Rated Trusted Reviews: Recommended
2 Awards
projectorcentral.com: Highly Rated Trusted Reviews: Recommended
3 Awards
benchmark.pl: Good Product projectorcentral.com: Highly Rated Trusted Reviews: Recommended

Average Expert Rating

The Optoma GT1080 and Optoma HD28DSE have the best expert reviews out of the three projectors each with an average review score of 77%. The Optoma HD26 has the second best expert reviews with an average review score of 73% based on 10 reviews.
Optoma GT1080 Optoma HD26 Optoma HD28DSE
Best
5 stars
3 reviews
4 stars
7 reviews
3 stars
3 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews
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2 reviews
4 stars
5 reviews
3 stars
2 reviews
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0 reviews
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0 reviews
Best
5 stars
3 reviews
4 stars
5 reviews
3 stars
3 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
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0 reviews

Average User Rating

The Optoma HD26 has the best user reviews out of the three projectors with an average review score of 92% based on 80 reviews. The Optoma GT1080 has the second best user reviews with an average review score of 91% based on 530 reviews. The Optoma HD28DSE has the third best user reviews with an average review score of 81% based on 15 reviews.
Optoma GT1080 Optoma HD26 Optoma HD28DSE
5 stars
361 reviews
4 stars
126 reviews
3 stars
29 reviews
2 stars
5 reviews
1 star
9 reviews
Best
5 stars
54 reviews
4 stars
22 reviews
3 stars
1 review
2 stars
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4 stars
1 review
3 stars
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Proportion of Users That Recommend It

The Optoma GT1080 has the greatest proportion of users recommending it. Out of 586 reviews, 62.5% recommend the Optoma GT1080. 47.9% recommend the Optoma HD26 and 8.3% recommend the Optoma HD28DSE.

Trusted Reviews Review Score

Optoma GT1080 Optoma HD26 Optoma HD28DSE
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Optoma's £780 GT1080Darbee is unique in the projector world for its combined focus on video-gaming and high-level video processing ? two features that don't go together at all. However, it really does make its unique combination work, and in doing s...
Recommended
Good picture quality for games and films
Decent value for what it offers
Darbee processing works well without adding much gaming lag
Dynamic Black feature causes some obvious light instability
Pictures without using Dynamic Black lack black level
No vertical image shift or zoom
Optoma GT1080Darbee ? Performance Provided you stick with the Reference and Gaming picture presets, the GT1080Darbee is a remarkably strong performer for its money. Particularly surprising is its black level performance. With the Dynamic Black featur...
Jun 2017
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What is the Optoma HD26? The HD26 is, at £550, a strikingly affordable single-chip DLP projector designed for, in Optoma's own words, "super-sized home entertainment." Key features include a very high 3200 ANSI Lumens light output and MHL playback s...
Recommended
Superb value
Good picture quality for the money
Decent picture-calibration options
Very limited optical zoom
Colours need handling with care
Minor rainbow effect
The HD26 is an excellent small-cost big-screen option for movie fans and gamers alike.Next, read more Projector Reviews......
Nov 2014
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What is the Optoma HD28DSE? At first glance the £699 Optoma HD28DSE looks just like any other member of the increasingly crowded budget projector marketplace. However, it hides a neat feature up its sleeves: award-winning DarbeeVision video processi...
Recommended
...
Sep 2015

PC Mag Review Score

Optoma GT1080 Optoma HD26 Optoma HD28DSE
Best
PC Mag logo
If you want to play games at an image size that permits a truly immersive experience, which you can get only from a projector, the Optoma GT1080 ($749) is a prime candidate. As with earlier GT models, Optoma designed the projector with games in mind,...
Editor's Choice
Designed for gaming
Short lag time
1080p native resolution
Short throw
3D with HDMI
Displays rainbow artifacts
Shows posterization in its brightest mode
The Optoma GT1080 projector offers a short lag time, a bright image, 3D support for HDMI connections, and 1080p resolution to match the resolution of the newest crop of game systems......
Jan 2015
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Optoma calls the HD26 ($699) a home theater projector, which implies it's meant primarily for theater-dark lighting. However, it's at least as much a home entertainment projector, with a bright enough image to stand up to ambient light in a family ro...
Full 1080p resolution in 2D and 3D
Two HDMI connectors, one with Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Shows rainbow artifacts, particularly in black-and-white film clips
Has additional image-quality issues in its brightest predefined mode
The Optoma HD26 home theater projector suffers from some image-quality issues in its brightest predefined mode, but delivers excellent quality with other modes......
Nov 2014
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Small enough to carry easily, and bright enough to stand up to ambient light, the Optoma HD28DSE ($799) can serve you well as a home entertainment projector. It offers 1080p resolution, supports 3D with video sources like Blu-ray players and cable bo...
Small and light
Full 1080p resolution in 2D and 3D
Two HDMI connectors, one with MHL
Built-in speaker
Shows rainbow artifacts in video testing
The Optoma HD28DSE 1080p home entertainment projector is small, light, inexpensive, and delivers reasonably good image quality for 2D and 3D......
Nov 2015

Techradar Review Score

Optoma GT1080 Optoma HD26 Optoma HD28DSE
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If potential TV buyers ever found out how great projectors are, panel manufacturers would be in a heap of trouble. Nine times out of 10, projectors are easy to setup, come with a built-in, decent-sounding speaker and produce a picture that's just as ...
The GT1080 works best as a short-throw 1080p projector that, taking into account its 15ms response rate, strikes a note with gamers. That said, it?s not as versatile as other projectors (remember to keep it within five feet of the wall). Plus, the sp...
Oct 2014
Best
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High-end home cinema projection used to be the reserve of those who could afford a high cost product and provide a dedicated room, complete with blackout, for watching films and playing games.All that changes with entry-level projectors like the HD26...
Great value
Colours and black levels
Backlit remote control
Full HD detail
Two HDMI
Clear picture
Rich colours
Deep blacks
Compact and light design
Backlit remote
Full 1080p resolution in 2D and 3D
Two HDMI connectors, one with Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Superb value
Good picture quality for the money
Decent picturecalibration options
Bright image
Easy to setup
Reasonable greyscale
Good motion handling
Competitive price
Qualit d'image HD honorable
Puissante luminosit (modes Vif et Lumineux)
Un bon rendu 3D
Faible input lag pour une utilisation jeux
Le bruit en fonctionnement correct
La compatibilit VESA 3D
Rapport qualitprix
La tlcommande rtroclaire
Dobry kontrast, dobre odwzorowanie kolorw, doskonay stosunek moliwoci do ceny, dugi czas uytkowania lampy, cichy, moliwo zamocowania do sufitu
Slightly soft images
Some motion blur
Trace of rainbow effect
Tricky set, up
Rivals offer more detail and nuance
Slight motion issues
Picture could be brighter
Shows rainbow artifacts, particularly in black-and-white film clips
Has additional image-quality issues in its brightest predefined mode
Very limited optical zoom
Colours need handling with care
Minor rainbow effect
Mediocre blacks
Undersaturated colours
Possible rainbow artefacts
Contraste faiblard
Luminosit bride sur les modes Cinma et Rfrence
Pas de lensshift
Gamut tronqu et CMS limit
Prsence de judder
Connectique minimaliste
Brak regulacji pooenia obiektywu, bardzo may zoom, ograniczona liczba wej, niepraktyczna regulacja barw
Kod rabatowy
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Pl przygotowalimy kod rabatowy o wartoci 50 z na zakup projektora Optoma H 26 w najniszej cenie na
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Excellent colour
Backlit remote
High volume speaker
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Is this the most detailed Full HD image from a budget projector? Absolutely. And that's all down to Darbee Visual Presence video processing tech, though this single-chip DLP beamer lacks the tools for an easy set-up......
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Optoma GT1080 Optoma HD26 Optoma HD28DSE
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The Optoma GT1080's tendency to posterize live and recorded video with its brightest predefined modes may limit how bright an image you can use for video. However, the projector doesn't have the same problem with data images, filmed content, or games...
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Last year, the Optoma HD25 made a splash in the sub-$1000 home theater projector market. This year, Optoma has released the HD26 , another sub-$1000 home video projector, as the next iteration in its inexpensive home theater line-up.Like many other i...
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Easy to setup
Reasonable greyscale
Good motion handling
Competitive price
Mediocre blacks
Undersaturated colours
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The Optoma HD26 is a perfect example of why you shouldn't base purchasing decisions on a projector's specifications. On paper, the HD26's 3,200 lumens make it look like a super-bright projector for living rooms and other areas with lots of ambient li...
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Date Released

Optoma GT1080 Optoma HD26 Optoma HD28DSE
23 months old Best 43 months old 27 months old

Key Features

Noise Level

The noise level of the projector is the amount of noise that the projector makes (caused by the cooling fan inside the projector) when it is running.

A lower noise level means that the projector will be quieter when it is running. This means that you will be able to appreciate the quieter parts of films better without the background noise of the projector running.

Projector Brightness

This is how bright the bulb in the projector is, measured in 'lumens'.

A brighter bulb means that the projector will be seen clearer, and can project to surfaces father away without appearing too dark.

Bulb Power

This denotes how powerful the bulb in the projector is, measured in watts (W).

A more powerful bulb means that the projector will be seen clearer, and can project to surfaces father away without appearing too dark.

Service Life Of Lamp

This indicates how long the lamp in the projector will last before it needs to be replaced, measured in hours.

A longer life lamp means you'll need to replace it far less frequently, saving you money.

Energy Efficiency

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Projector running costs calculated based on an average of 5 hours of use per week. The running cost comprises the electricity cost when using the projector and the electricity standby cost. Compare all energy saving projectors.

Environmental Impact

We have calculated the amount of CO2 that will be generated by running each of these projectors for 5 years. We have then converted that into the number of tree seedlings that you would need to plant and grow for 10 years in order to offset that amount of CO2.
Optoma GT1080
Optoma
GT1080
6 trees 0.24 tonnes CO2
Optoma HD26
Optoma
HD26
6 trees 0.24 tonnes CO2
Optoma HD28DSE
Optoma
HD28DSE
6 trees 0.24 tonnes CO2

Specification

 
 
 
Performance Optoma GT1080 Optoma HD26 Optoma HD28DSE
Noise Level 31dB
BEST
31dB
BEST
34dB
Noise Level (economic Mode) 26dB
BEST
26dB
BEST
28dB
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
 
 
 
Projector Optoma GT1080 Optoma HD26 Optoma HD28DSE
Projector Native Resolution
1920 x 1080 (1080p)
 1920 x 1080 (1080p)
1920 x 1080 (1080p)
 1920 x 1080 (1080p)
1920 x 1080 (1080p)
 1920 x 1080 (1080p)
Contrast Ratio
30000:1
 30000:1
30000:1
 30000:1
30000:1
 30000:1
Projector Brightness 3,000 ANSI Lumens 3,200 ANSI Lumens
BEST
3,000 ANSI Lumens
Keystone Correction, Horizontal Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Digital Resolution
1920 x 1200
 1920 x 1200
1920 x 1200
 1920 x 1200
1920 x 1200
 1920 x 1200
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size 0.65" 0.65" Unknown - Click to provide data
Uniformity 80% 80% 80%
Maximum Horizontal Synchronization 91.15kHz Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Vertical Synchronization 120kHz Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Zoom Ratio
1.1:1
 1.1:1
1.1:1
 1.1:1
1.1:1
 1.1:1
Projection Distance
Screen Size Compatibility
 
 
 
Lamps Optoma GT1080 Optoma HD26 Optoma HD28DSE
Lamp 1lamp(s) 1lamp(s) 1lamp(s)
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode) 6,500h 6,500h 8,000h
BEST
Bulb Power 190W 190W 210W
BEST
Service Life of Lamp 6,500h
BEST
5,000h 4,000h
 
 
 
Lens System Optoma GT1080 Optoma HD26 Optoma HD28DSE
Digital Zoom Unknown - Click to provide data 2x
BEST
1.1x
Offset 116% 116% 116%
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F) Unknown - Click to provide data
Fixed Focal Length 7.42mm Unknown - Click to provide data 7.42mm
 
 
 
Video Optoma GT1080 Optoma HD26 Optoma HD28DSE
Supported Graphics Resolutions
1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
1280 x 1024 (SXGA) 1280 x 768 (WXGA)
1280 x 768 1024 x 768 (XGA)
800 x 600 (SVGA) 640 x 480 (VGA)
1360 x 768 (WXGA) 1280 x 800 (WXGA)
1280 x 800 1280 x 720 (HD 720)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
 1280 x 768 (WXGA)
 1280 x 768
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
 800 x 600 (SVGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
 1360 x 768 (WXGA)
 1280 x 800 (WXGA)
 1280 x 800
 1280 x 720 (HD 720)
1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
1280 x 1024 (SXGA) 1280 x 768 (WXGA)
1280 x 768 1024 x 768 (XGA)
800 x 600 (SVGA) 640 x 480 (VGA)
1360 x 768 (WXGA) 1280 x 800 (WXGA)
1280 x 800 1280 x 720 (HD 720)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
 1280 x 768 (WXGA)
 1280 x 768
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
 800 x 600 (SVGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
 1360 x 768 (WXGA)
 1280 x 800 (WXGA)
 1280 x 800
 1280 x 720 (HD 720)
1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
1280 x 1024 (SXGA) 1280 x 768 (WXGA)
1280 x 768 1024 x 768 (XGA)
800 x 600 (SVGA) 640 x 480 (VGA)
1360 x 768 (WXGA) 1280 x 800 (WXGA)
1280 x 800 1280 x 720 (HD 720)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
 1280 x 768 (WXGA)
 1280 x 768
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
 800 x 600 (SVGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
 1360 x 768 (WXGA)
 1280 x 800 (WXGA)
 1280 x 800
 1280 x 720 (HD 720)
Video Colour Modes
Game
 Game
Game
 Game
Game
 Game
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces Optoma GT1080 Optoma HD26 Optoma HD28DSE
Headphone Outputs 1 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Port 1 1 2
BEST
HDMI Port 2 2 2
MHL Version 1.2 Unknown - Click to provide data 1.2
 
 
 
Storage Optoma GT1080 Optoma HD26 Optoma HD28DSE
Optical Disc Player Type
Not included
 Not included
Not included
 Not included
Not included
 Not included
 
 
 
Multimedia Optoma GT1080 Optoma HD26 Optoma HD28DSE
RMS Rated Power 10W 10W 10W
Built-In Speaker 1 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Display Optoma GT1080 Optoma HD26 Optoma HD28DSE
Display Diagonal 45.28" Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Power Optoma GT1080 Optoma HD26 Optoma HD28DSE
Power Consumption (standby) 0.5W 0.5W 0.5W
Power Consumption (typical) 233W 233W Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Consumption (economy Mode) 193W 193W 193W
Power Consumption (PowerSave) Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 193W
Maximum Power Consumption 233W 262W 233W
AC Adapter Input Voltage Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Battery Optoma GT1080 Optoma HD26 Optoma HD28DSE
Battery Type Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Operational Conditions Optoma GT1080 Optoma HD26 Optoma HD28DSE
Operating Altitude
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Optoma GT1080 Optoma HD26 Optoma HD28DSE
Weight 2.7kg 2.5kg
BEST
2.6kg
Height 114mm 114mm 114mm
Depth 224mm 224mm 224mm
Width 315mm 315mm 315mm
 
 
 
Packaging Content Optoma GT1080 Optoma HD26 Optoma HD28DSE
Cables Included
HDMI AC
 HDMI
 AC
HDMI AC
 HDMI
 AC
HDMI AC
 HDMI
 AC
 
 
 
Other Features Optoma GT1080 Optoma HD26 Optoma HD28DSE
Mini USB Port Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
F-Number (relative Aperture) 2.8 Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Analogue Video Signal Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Panel Brightness 3,000 Cd/m² Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Port 1 Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Security Features Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Technical Details Optoma GT1080 Optoma HD26 Optoma HD28DSE
Contrast Ratio
25000:1
 25000:1
25000:1
 25000:1
25000:1
 25000:1

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